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Definition of motion verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they motion
he / she / it motions
past simple motioned
-ing form motioning
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to make a movement, usually with your hand or head, to show someone what you want them to do motion to somebody (to do something) I motioned to the waiter. motion (for) somebody to do something He motioned for us to follow him. motion somebody + adv./prep. She motioned him into her office.
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